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I send out ALL documents for review, even if I was given the document/change
2 hours before it needs to go to a customer. ESPECIALLY if that's the case,
I insist on signatures from the requestor and any other relevant reviewer.
If time is not a big issue, I usually give a due date 2 weeks out from the
date I pass out the document (for new documents/big changes) or 1 week (for
smaller changes or little single-page installation guides). I am flexible
about these dates, assuming the release schedule is being met. I update my
boss once a week on who has given the reviews back. If something absolutely
must be released, and I haven't received the review back, I release it. If a
reviewer who hasn't gotten it back to me complains, I tell them, nicely,
that they received the doc on so-and-so date, and since they didn't get it
back to me by the due date, I assumed it was OK to go (it actually says this
on the review sheet as well). Then if changes must be made, I ask for an ECN
through the PDM system and a mark-up. Then (assuming it isn't a mistake that
might put the customer's life in danger or something) I put it at the bottom
of my pile...
They tend to be more expeditious after that.
> Since this topic has come up, I would like to ask a question that I have
> often thought about. If it becomes obvious (as Dick implied that
> it might)
> that the review is just not going to take place, is it reasonable ... ok,
> "reasonable" is not the right word...is it feasible to have something in
> writing (a form or even an email) that states that no review was
> or will be
> done on the doc? >
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